Brand-New Offramp Must Be Torn Down, Rebuilt

In Bakersfield, California contractors nearly completed a highway offramp when it was decided the grade was too steep and last-minute exiters might flip over. Parsons Brinkerhoff has agreed to eat the cost of rebuilding.

"These plans were reviewed by everybody including Caltrans but on a plain piece of paper it's really difficult to view the 3D grade differential," [Public Works Director] Rojas said.

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